Enthusiastic team player with proficiency in patient assessment, time-management and therapy program design and execution. Deeply committed to delivering quality care that enables utilization of clinical and educational experience to promote improved patient quality of life.
CPR/AED Certified, NBCOT affiliate, Certified Gerontology Certificate of Completion, Certified Health Coach
Adaptive to changing environments.
Empathetic and patient.
Gentle and skilled with therapy procedures.
Skilled in patient and caregiver education and relations.
Trained in edema and contracture management.
Experienced with CASAMBA and Rehab Optima.
Proficient with current productivity standards.
7+ years experience in developmental, behavioral, psychological delays/disorders, and dementia.
Splinting and w/c positioning capability.
Reliant Rehabilitation @ Heather HillDecember 2013 to CurrentCOTA/L- F/T New Port Richey, FLFacilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life. Created individualized home exercise programs forclients to improve health and wellness. Expertly customized conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the specific needs of individual patients. Recommended equipment and in-home modifications. Consulted with other direct-care staff and worked with caregivers to implement programs that achieved occupational therapy and patient goals. Identified and executed opportunities for performance improvement within all service areas. Administered massage as well as heat, ice, diathermy, electrical, and ultrasound stimulation as part of therapeutic programs.
Manorcare of BrooksvilleDecember 2013 to January 2016COTA/L-PRN Brooksville, FLFacilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life. Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, and other equipment on variable surfaces. Facilitated health and healing by cultivating caring relationships with patients. Consulted with multi-disciplinary team members and caregivers regarding pt progress during daily tasks, ADLs, and meal times. Monitored and guided pt performance during therapeutic intervention, as well as provided encouragement.
BAYONET POINT HEALTH AND REHABILITATIONJune 2010 to December 2010COTA/L-PRN Hudson, FL
Compassionately assisted patients with debilitating conditions such as back pain, arthritis, fractures, head injuries, strokes and cerebral palsy.
Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.
Expertly customized conventional physical therapy techniques to meet specific needs of individual patients.
Regularly evaluated effects of treatment, adjusted to achieve maximum benefit.
THERAPY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION @ HEATHER HILL HEALTHCARE CENTERMarch 2010 to December 2013COTA/L- F/T New Port Richey, FL
Accurately completed insurance/Medicaid billing and documentation in timely manner.
Managed high-volume caseload and organized daily schedules of patients and therapists.
Diligently observed patient safety, risk management and infection control policies at all times.
Played integral part in treating patients with: Dementia; CVA; Orthopedic Injury; Neurological and Cardiopulmonary disorders; generalized weakness; postural abnormalities; altered mental status, and amputations.
Performed screens and implemented Restorative and Functional Maintenance Programs to geriatric patients with varying diagnoses to prevent functional decline.
Provided patient and caregiver education regarding wheelchair management and positioning, as well as contracture management, monitoring skin integrity and appropriate splint/orthotic fitting, maintenance and donning/doffing.
Advocated for and strove to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.
Received 6 "Above and Beyond" recognitions from 2010-2013 for excellent patient care and customer service.
ROCKYNOLMay 2009 to March 2010COTA- F/T Akron, OH
Recommended equipment and in-home modifications.
Consulted with other direct-care staff, worked with caregivers to implement home programs that achieved occupational therapy goals.
Actively oversaw patient and resident care activities, medical records and execution of physician orders.
Administered massage as well as heat, water, and ice as part of therapeutic programs.
Provided high quality care to patients and their families.
Planned for discharges and communicated findings and progress in detailed reports.
Stark State College2009Associate of Arts: Occupational Therapy AssistantNorth Canton, OH, United States
Dean's List/4.0 GPA
Graduated Phi Theta Kappa
Enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solving, great organizational and time management skills.